Warsaw (Jul. 5)
Two National Radical students, members of the bitterly anti-Semitic hooligan group, were arrested today at the Polish port of Gdynia on the Baltic Sea as they were distributing anti-Semitic leaflets inciting the Polish people to “rid themselves of the Jews.”
The leaflets were discovered by police to have been printed a few days ago on the presses of the Sztafeta, anti-Semitic Warsaw daily, which was shut down a week ago by Polish authorities.
Further revelations came to light as a result of the police raid which uncovered a huge mill in an optician’s establishment here for printing and distributing the Sztafeta, the government-banned Nara organ for the dissemination of anti-Semitism.
The newspaper was being given out on the streets of Warsaw by men with long criminal records, police learned. They arrested two such distributors, Czeslav Domi-Lak, convicted on fifteen occasions of thefts of varying magnitude, and Jan Rusin, sentenced to prison three times for crimes committed in this city.
More arrests of men of similar character, engaged in inciting non-Jews to anti-Semitic outrages, were promised.
Police also had in their custody the proprietor of the optician’s establishment, one Lenczynski.
In addition to being accused of harboring the presses, the copies of the newspaper itself and other equally inflaming printed matter, the optician is charged with having manufactured smoked glasses for his Nara comrades, to be used as disguises in illegal sallies into Jewish quarters.
Bands of Nara hoodlums were being equipped with these glasses, police say, so that they could hide their identities when they were engaged in attacking the Jews of the city, many of whom have suffered severe injury in recent riots.